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the u.s. not to ease sanctions on iran. today, president obama said the u.s. should not be, quote, naive about iran, but also be open to the possibility that iran actually may abide by the deal. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood we are able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> one middle east expert says it's just not likely to happen. >> it's really hard to see right now what the end game would be. i mean, are the iranians really prepared to put $100 billion nuclear infrastructure in mothballs. and is the united states, the congress, really prepared to eliminate comprehensive oil and banking sanctions that have been so effective to this point in getting the iranians to the negotiating table? >> miller says this deal may give the world a bit more time to come up with a way to manage iran's nuclear program. >> molly henninburg, thank you. >>> a congressman now is calling fo
's close kf dants. >>> then the man who until this summer was president obama's top adviser on national security, tom donnelly, on the iran deal and on why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair alan greenspan. and as we approach the first anniversary of the newtown massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy? i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a "gps" special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here is my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-f old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the language, kay dance and manner of figures from the 1940s and '50s. as someone who grew up in india he reminded me of the videos i had seen of mahut ma gandh
for the power lines to come down this evening. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran to temporarily cap some nuclear activities for reduction of sanctions. >> one can envision an ideal world in which iran said we'll destroy every element and facility and you name it, it's all gone. i can envision a world in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forth. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> at least he's realistic. the forum is being held by the brookings institution, a washington think tank. >> the americans nearly won the arab's got talent competition, finishing in the top three in the contest. ♪ ♪ >> some journalists in the middle east criticized the decision to allow an american in the competition, but the audience and the judges, they loved her take on traditional songs, while other contestants performed more western sounding music. a syrian dance group ultimately won the competition. >> but hours ago prince harry's charity race to
to get a deal done with iran. i also think president obama aiming his arguments at the israeli audience. a lot of skeptics there. >> yeah. >> reporter: 77% of israelis are skeptical of this deal, opposed to the deal. prime minister netanyahu called it historic mistake. so i think the president really trying to push back against some of that rhetoric, as well, because, of course, it is quite different here in the u.s. looking at the polls actually you see that fair amount of americans do support this deal and they don't want to see this head in a military direction. >> right. very briefly, in a little bit of time left, we learned over the weekend that the president will mrs. obama will be traveling to south africa as part of the weeklong celebration as i understand it. tuesday's the day for heads of state. >> reporter: we're still waiting to get more details from the white house but you're absolutely right. president obama will travel to south africa along with former president george w. bush, former president clinton also going to attend the services there for nelson mandela. so, i thin
. >> president obama says he believes chances for comprehensive nuclear agreement with iran are 50/50 at best. >> but what i've consistently said is even as i don't take any options off the table, what we do have to test is the y at we can resolve this issue diplomatically. >> and the president made those comments while participating in a think tank panel on saturday. >>> now to the incredible outpouring of emotion and worship in south africa today. millions of people, regardless of their race, color, or religion, unified in prayer, song, and remembrance in honor of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer and reflection marks the beginning of a week-long program of mourning in his memory. let's go right now to nbc's michelle koh zin ski, who's in the middle of it all. michelle, a good evening your time. what are we seeing? >> reporter: hi, alex. right here this was a fence lined with some flowers outside the mandela property. now it has become several large hills full of flowers lined with people. you can imagine in churches around the world today mandela was mentioned. here today peop
: right now another big story, new pressure on the white house to defend a controversial deal with iran to curb the nuclear program. this comes as drit i cans are pointing out the number of iran's nuclear process happened under the obama administration. our chief washington correspondent is live with more on this. james? >> good arrive. chief criticism of the iran nuclear deal from left and right and from our allies in the mideast has been that it concedes to iran the right to enrich uranium. secretary state kerry justified that by saying the number of centrifuges here presented the west with a fait incomplete. >> 2003 when the iranians made an offer to the former administration with respect to their nuclear program, there were 164 centrifuges. that offer was not taken. subsequently sanctions came in and today, there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing. >> the secretary's concise history of the iranian nuclear program omits a lot. determining exactly when the regime crossed this or that threshold is difficult. iran has hidden nuclear facilities for years at a time. let's accept kerry's a
a lot and i think he helped set up the successful meeting with obama. i think administration has its hands full globally, john kerry in the middle east and with iran. you've got chuck hagel dealing with egypt and other places. joe biden is the natural with je and i suspect in the array offal atlanta the obama administration has bide season going to basically be dealing with this region a lot more than we've seen. i think he's going to be the guy to try to talk sense to these different leaders, to try to get the south koreans to deal bet we are the japanese and to try to get both of them to interact in a more constructive way with china. there's a lot of resentment that's built up over thousands of years here culturally, but what joe biden is trying to bring a message is their prosperity regionally is on the line if they don't find a way to fundamentally begin working together. and he really -- if you see this guy and you commented on it before, he's such a natural politician and he goes right to the human core of these leaders. in asia, that's not an easy trick. so joe biden is pushi
level or saying an iran deal is distracting from obama care. what's sad is he thinks they're politically important to protect his right flank in a primary. >> ironically, they'll hurt him in the primary. >> i don't you think? >> the more you whip up the anger on the fringe of that party the more it's going to work against cornyn. he's seen as a moderate, somebody who doesn't embrace the tea party values to their satisfaction. the more he makes that the level of play, the more it will hurt him. >> he's trying to inoculate himself, see, i can be just as inflammatory as you, as unhinged as you, i am one of you. at that point -- >> republicans have been doing this for all of the cycles since the tea party came about and before. >> that's exactly right. it is a profound point. usually when you're aspiring to higher office, especially the presidency, you're rewarded for being responsible. we're in a cycle where you think the smart thing is to be irresponsible and inflammatory, that's revealing and really, really pathetic and sad and dangerous. >> he did use the right word. i think it's funny t
, secretary hagel, we saw him in afghanistan, he was in the middle east reassuring allies the deal obama decided to do with iran doesn't mean that we will support them militarily. vice president biden toured through asia telling the japanese and the south koreans the same thing. talker, i can't remember any administration in the entire post war period, republican or democratic, having to send high officials into regions like that to assure our allies that we would support them if confrontation. >> it seems to be the less powerful america is the safer the world is, but it strikes me the opposite is likely true. >> the president seems to think diplomacy only, diplomacy, he is obsessed with doing diplomacy with countries like iran. our allies immediately default to the implications of where a policy like that is going, if it is primarily diplomacy and the threat of military action isn't sitting behind it. if you've got allies believing that the military option is off the table, the adversaries are going to step forward. so you have a very unstable situation. >> they live in a world with few
allies question whether the obama administration is willing to even use all the military hardware that it has parked in iran's backyard. for "cbs this morning saturday" margaret brennan, ba han. >>> contaminated tap water at a marine base is linked to birth defects and childhood cancers. the centers for disease control studied children born at camp lejeune between 1968 and 1985. that study found that babies were four high times higher to have birth defects. wells at the base were closed in 1985. >>> the latest check of the website shows 3.7 million people visited the site this past week. a spokeswoman says the number of duplicated or incorrect forms sent from the site to insurance companies has dropped to 10%. it had been at 25%. consumers are being advised to double-check online interactions with their insurance companies. a spanish-language version is expected to go live today. >>> waulgt ended with big gains, the strongest jobs report in five years. employers added 203,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell to 7% nationwide. so what
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